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Subj: Re: Depends...
Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 at 07:45:53 pm EDT
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Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 at 03:55:09 am EDT

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Iconic in what context? There really are only a few "iconic" villians and heroes (Spider-man, Dr. Doom, Hulk, etc). Also "iconic" status changes over time. I took all factors into accounts including past history...

I disagree with your assessment of Thanos. Only problem I have with him is that he's admittedly (by Starlin) a Darkseid swipe. Of course comicdom is replete with swipes, it;s part of the whole deal.

SO... What's yer list? ;\-\)

> ...as opposed to the notions of "coolness" or "better known among comic readers".
> If the general public has seen the movies or the cartoons and played the videogames (like "X-Men vs Street Fighter" "Marvel Superheroes" and such), but not the comics, by this line of reasoning Ghost Rider is definately more iconic than Dr Strange, which I think is the case.
> Same happens here. Some villains have never been featured in any films or cartoons, or were forgotten fast when they were.
> What I'm saying is basically that all TV, Movies and videogames are way more massively distributed than comics, so they reach a lot of people that comics don't. The characters you put in them are going to be better known than the ones that are more popular in comics.
> I think that most of the villains listed should be X-Men and Spiderman villains, with the Fantastic 4 ones coming in second place.
> A villain like Thanos is not exactly iconic, IMO.
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> #1 - Magneto: I have no doubts about this one. Been seen in every single X-Men cartoon, plus having been played by Ian McKellan in three movies doesn't hurt, either.
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> Can't accurately place the rest, but I can tell you the names of the villains that would make the list (in no particular order): Green Goblin, Dr Doom, Venom, Juggernaut, Doc Ock, Sandman, Kingpin, Bullseye, Mystique, Sabretooth, Super Skrull, Lizard, Mr Sinister, Apocalypse, Sentinels, Deacon Frost, Blackheart, Toad, Pyro, Obadiah Stane, Abomination, Mandarin, Blob and Avalanche.
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> "Ok you Primitive Screwheads, listen up! You see this? This... is my boomstick! The 12-gauge double-barreled Remington. S-Mart's top of the line. You can find this in the sporting goods department. That's right, this sweet baby was made in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Retails for about $109.95. It's got a walnut stock, cobalt blue steel, and a hair trigger. That's right. Shop smart. Shop S-Mart. You got that?"
> (by Ash J. Williams, from "Army of Darkness")

> Iconic in what context? There really are only a few "iconic" villians and heroes (Spider-man, Dr. Doom, Hulk, etc). Also "iconic" status changes over time. I took all factors into accounts including past history...
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> I disagree with your assessment of Thanos. Only problem I have with him is that he's admittedly (by Starlin) a Darkseid swipe. Of course comicdom is replete with swipes, it;s part of the whole deal.
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> SO... What's yer list? ;\-\)


Opinions...
I wrote the list. #1 is Magneto. All the other 24 are also there, but as I can't really place them accurately, I wrote their names one after the other.
That list is based on the criteria I explained before.


"Ok you Primitive Screwheads, listen up! You see this? This... is my boomstick! The 12-gauge double-barreled Remington. S-Mart's top of the line. You can find this in the sporting goods department. That's right, this sweet baby was made in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Retails for about $109.95. It's got a walnut stock, cobalt blue steel, and a hair trigger. That's right. Shop smart. Shop S-Mart. You got that?"
(by Ash J. Williams, from "Army of Darkness")


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